Etcher 1.5 problems on Mac

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#1

I installed Etcher v1.5 on my iMac (v10.14.3), but when I launch the app, nothing appears. I can quit the program and pull up the developer tools window, but the typical Etcher window doesn’t appear. Any suggestions?

FYI, I had an older copy of Etcher that I had used multiple times that I uninstalled prior to installing v1.5.

balenaEtcher-1.5.39.dmg for Mac not working
balenaEtcher-1.5.39.dmg for Mac not working
#2

Hello @bwanajag
I’ve tested it on 10.14.2, it worked.
Do you see a blank window or no window at all?
What do you see in the developer tools console?

#3

There’s no window at all. I see the balenaEtcher name at the top left of the screen (to the right of the apple), and have access to some of the menu items.

As a note, the install I’m referencing above was on an iMac. I also installed it on my MacBook Pro and it worked correctly. However, I’ve uninstalled and installed it several times on my iMac and it does the same thing every time - no window, only the application
name in the top left

#6

I have the exact same problem on my iMac. I’ve used Etcher 1.5.5 last week and it was fine, now no window.

#7

I’m in the exact same boat. installing an older 1.4.4 version on macOS 10.14.3 in a 2015 5K iMac.

Here’s a link to a .gif showing the issue: http://links.shdc.io/25e2acd767ca

#8

Same problem on MacOS. I am going to go back to using Etcher app for now. This has been posted for 3 or 4 weeks. Is anyone looking into this?

#9

I’m having exactly the same problem as described by goswh.

balenaEtcher 1.5.19
macOS 10.14.4

#10

Thanks for reporting this @goswh .
What do you see in the developer console? (press ctrl + shift + i then go to the console tab)?

#11

Any resolution or suggestions on this issue? Same problem. I mistakenly updated my working version 1.4 to get to latest release and now it doesn’t work at all. Same problem of just seeing menu and no window for creating SD image. Running 10.14.4.

Is there a way to get an earlier release in the meantime?

#12

@misterwiggles

You can find all releases here https://github.com/balena-io/etcher/releases .

1.4.9 is here https://github.com/balena-io/etcher/releases?after=v1.5.8

Before installing an older release, could you please run balena-etcher-electron --enable-logging and paste the output here?

#13

I’m in the same boat. Checking the terminal when running the app from there shows this error
AVDCreateGPUAccelerator: Error loading GPU renderer

A bit of digging and it looks like an issue between Electron and CPUs that don’t have integrated GPUs. I’m on a Mac Pro (Late 2013) with the Xeons. Anyone else here running Xeon CPUs?

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#14

Version 1.5.24 still having the same problem. There is nothing in console in the developer tools window.

In case it is any help, I’m using a 2019 iMac with a 3.6 GHz Intel Core i9 with a Radeon Pro Vega 48 8 GB.

I just tried 1.5.26 but the problem remains.

#15

Hi @StevenPH

Trying to collect some information on this.
Could you please run balena-etcher-electron --enable-logging and paste the output here?

#16

Zvin, see below. Am I doing something wrong?

HainesiMac:~ stevenhaines$ balena-etcher-electron --enable-logging

-bash: balena-etcher-electron: command not found

#17

I’ve never see balena-etcher-electron get installed in my path. Made an assumption and got this.

ryanquinlan at rpro.local /Applications/balenaEtcher.app/Contents/MacOS

$ ./balenaEtcher --enable-logging

2019-04-19 13:39:30.946 balenaEtcher[9572:7352914] *** WARNING: Textured window <AtomNSWindow: 0x7ffba6610e10> is getting an implicitly transparent titlebar. This will break when linking against newer SDKs. Use NSWindow's -titlebarAppearsTransparent=YES instead.

AVDCreateGPUAccelerator: Error loading GPU renderer

[9572:0419/133931.962889:INFO:CONSOLE(58)] "%cDownload the React DevTools for a better development experience: https://fb.me/react-devtools

You might need to use a local HTTP server (instead of file://): https://fb.me/react-devtools-faq", source: /Applications/balenaEtcher.app/Contents/Resources/app.asar/node_modules/raven-js/dist/raven.js (58)

[9572:0419/133932.122712:INFO:CONSOLE(58)] "Warning: The "extend" API will be removed in the upcoming v4.0 release. Use styled(StyledComponent) instead. You can find more information here: https://github.com/styled-components/styled-components/issues/1546", source: /Applications/balenaEtcher.app/Contents/Resources/app.asar/node_modules/raven-js/dist/raven.js (58)

[9572:0419/133932.714089:INFO:CONSOLE(58)] " _____ _ _
| ___| | | |
| |__ | |_ ___| |__ ___ _ __
| __|| __/ __| '_ \ / _ \ '__|
| |___| || (__| | | | __/ |
\____/ \__\___|_| |_|\___|_|

Interested in joining the Etcher team?

Drop us a line at join+etcher@balena.io

Version = 1.5.24, Type = dmg", source: /Applications/balenaEtcher.app/Contents/Resources/app.asar/node_modules/raven-js/dist/raven.js (58)

[9572:0419/133932.714667:INFO:CONSOLE(58)] "Fri Apr 19 2019 13:39:32 GMT-0400 (EDT) Application start ({"packageType":"dmg","version":"1.5.24","applicationSessionUuid":"d24798ec-b9ef-4feb-8ec8-6aedd0d480b0","sample":0.1})", source: /Applications/balenaEtcher.app/Contents/Resources/app.asar/node_modules/raven-js/dist/raven.js (58)

[9572:0419/133932.715993:INFO:CONSOLE(58)] "Fri Apr 19 2019 13:39:32 GMT-0400 (EDT) Checking for updates ({"currentVersion":"1.5.24","stable":true,"updateSemverRange":"<2.0.0","includeUnstableChannel":false,"applicationSessionUuid":"d24798ec-b9ef-4feb-8ec8-6aedd0d480b0","sample":0.1})", source: /Applications/balenaEtcher.app/Contents/Resources/app.asar/node_modules/raven-js/dist/raven.js (58)
#18

So some more data points. I installed 1.5.24 on a different machine MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015) Running the same Mojave 10.14.4. balenaEtcher runs fine there.

#19

Looks like I get much the same output as ryanquinlan with the main change being the different messages regarding the GPU.

2019-04-20 11:31:40.147 balenaEtcher[83664:7056300] *** WARNING: Textured window <AtomNSWindow: 0x7fa42d4e1e20> is getting an implicitly transparent titlebar. This will break when linking against newer SDKs. Use NSWindow's -titlebarAppearsTransparent=YES instead.
GVA info: Successfully connected to the Intel plugin, offline Gen95
[83664:0420/113142.655169:INFO:CONSOLE(58)] "%cDownload the React DevTools for a better development experience: https://fb.me/react-devtools
You might need to use a local HTTP server (instead of file://): https://fb.me/react-devtools-faq", source: /Applications/balenaEtcher.app/Contents/Resources/app.asar/node_modules/raven-js/dist/raven.js (58)
[83664:0420/113142.781272:INFO:CONSOLE(58)] "Warning: The "extend" API will be removed in the upcoming v4.0 release. Use styled(StyledComponent) instead. You can find more information here: https://github.com/styled-components/styled-components/issues/1546", source: /Applications/balenaEtcher.app/Contents/Resources/app.asar/node_modules/raven-js/dist/raven.js (58)
[83664:0420/113143.195439:INFO:CONSOLE(58)] " _____ _ _
| ___| | | |
| |__ | |_ ___| |__ ___ _ __
| __|| __/ __| '_ \ / _ \ '__|
| |___| || (__| | | | __/ |
\____/ \__\___|_| |_|\___|_|

Interested in joining the Etcher team?
Drop us a line at join+etcher@balena.io

Version = 1.5.26, Type = dmg", source: /Applications/balenaEtcher.app/Contents/Resources/app.asar/node_modules/raven-js/dist/raven.js (58)

[83664:0420/113143.196022:INFO:CONSOLE(58)] "Sat Apr 20 2019 11:31:43 GMT+1000 (AEST) Application start ({"packageType":"dmg","version":"1.5.26","applicationSessionUuid":"c5f3336e-2808-42cc-ab1a-d7dd19ae7ecc","sample":0.1})", source: /Applications/balenaEtcher.app/Contents/Resources/app.asar/node_modules/raven-js/dist/raven.js (58)

[83664:0420/113143.196851:INFO:CONSOLE(58)] "Sat Apr 20 2019 11:31:43 GMT+1000 (AEST) Checking for updates ({"currentVersion":"1.5.26","stable":true,"updateSemverRange":"<2.0.0","includeUnstableChannel":false,"applicationSessionUuid":"c5f3336e-2808-42cc-ab1a-d7dd19ae7ecc","sample":0.1})", source: /Applications/balenaEtcher.app/Contents/Resources/app.asar/node_modules/raven-js/dist/raven.js (58)
#20

@StevenPH , sorry I’ve confused the macOS and the Linux executable names, macOS’s one is /Applications/balenaEtcher.app/Contents/MacOS/balenaEtcher as @ryanquinlan said.

So I guess the error is AVDCreateGPUAccelerator: Error loading GPU renderer and / or GVA info: Successfully connected to the Intel plugin, offline Gen95.

Do you have the same issue with other electron apps?

Could you try running etcher with ./balenaEtcher --enable-logging --disable-gpu ?

#21

Zvin

I don’t use a lot of Electron apps but the ones I do have such as Skype run normally.

The output of the command was:

[15460:0425/183010.349899:ERROR:gpu_process_transport_factory.cc(1017)] Lost UI shared context.
2019-04-25 18:30:10.391 balenaEtcher[15460:12064304] *** WARNING: Textured window <AtomNSWindow: 0x7fe4c1f44ca0> is getting an implicitly transparent titlebar. This will break when linking against newer SDKs. Use NSWindow's -titlebarAppearsTransparent=YES instead.
[15460:0425/183011.024105:INFO:CONSOLE(58)] "%cDownload the React DevTools for a better development experience: https://fb.me/react-devtools
You might need to use a local HTTP server (instead of file://): https://fb.me/react-devtools-faq", source: /Applications/balenaEtcher.app/Contents/Resources/app.asar/node_modules/raven-js/dist/raven.js (58)
[15460:0425/183011.116086:INFO:CONSOLE(58)] "Warning: The "extend" API will be removed in the upcoming v4.0 release. Use styled(StyledComponent) instead. You can find more information here: https://github.com/styled-components/styled-components/issues/1546", source: /Applications/balenaEtcher.app/Contents/Resources/app.asar/node_modules/raven-js/dist/raven.js (58)
[15460:0425/183011.459959:INFO:CONSOLE(58)] " _____ _       _
|  ___| |     | |
| |__ | |_ ___| |__   ___ _ __
|  __|| __/ __| '_ \ / _ \ '__|
| |___| || (__| | | |  __/ |
\____/ \__\___|_| |_|\___|_|

Interested in joining the Etcher team?
Drop us a line at join+etcher@balena.io

Version = 1.5.29, Type = dmg", source: /Applications/balenaEtcher.app/Contents/Resources/app.asar/node_modules/raven-js/dist/raven.js (58)
[15460:0425/183011.460277:INFO:CONSOLE(58)] "Thu Apr 25 2019 18:30:11 GMT+1000 (AEST) Application start ({"packageType":"dmg","version":"1.5.29","applicationSessionUuid":"ffd1d7de-0558-4cba-b250-fd098bb4bc4e","sample":0.1})", source: /Applications/balenaEtcher.app/Contents/Resources/app.asar/node_modules/raven-js/dist/raven.js (58)
Checking for update
Staging percentage: 0, percentage: 0.7812928629064217, user id: f44d85da-113e-5db6-bb06-5d47c802cf1e
Update for version 1.5.29 is not available (latest version: 1.5.30, downgrade is disallowed).
#22

@StevenPH did the Etcher window appear?